Friday, October 07, 2005

School mix-up

I went to pick up my kids at school, and my ex-wife was there, with the kids, and sporting her new engagement ring. She said, "What are you doing here?"

I explained that it was the first weekend of the month, and therefore my turn with the kids. She didn't believe it. I said, "Have I ever lied to you before?"

She replied, "everything that comes out of your mouth is a lie." Sigh.

I tried to tell her that if we can just agree to our own schedule before court on Tuesday, then we don't have to be subject to some arbitrary court-dictated schedule. It was hopeless. She didn't even respond.

So she took the kids, went home, reread the court order, and eventually delivered the kids back to me.

On my way home, I got the mail, and there was a brief from my ex-wife demanding sole legal custody. She is as intransigient as ever. More on this later.

Later I found our 8-year-old daughter by herself saying, "Mama is a liar, Mama is a liar." I sat down and explained to her that Mama just made an honest mistake about the schedule, and that she was not a liar. She said, "No, no, I said Mama was a LAWYER!" Funny. Okay, my mistake. Someday I'll figure out the difference, and explain it to the kids.

This case is getting stranger. It was my ex-wife's lawyer who requested a delay, with briefs on the 6th and a hearing on the 11th, to accommodate her (the lawyer's) vacation. Instead, I get a brief on the 7th, and my ex-wife fires her lawyer. The brief is pretty crazy. It appears that Miss Jennifer Gray refused to sign the brief, so my ex-wife is taking the matter into her own hands. My ex-wife doesn't want to take any chances that someone might do something reasonable.

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